IP506418 - Best Practice - Principles and Practices of Modular Robotics


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

- Introduction to Modular Robotics
- Design and fast prototyping
- Hardware and programming
- Modelling and simulation
- Control realization

Learning outcome

- provide candidates with a sound understanding of selected issues within the field of Modular robotics.
- has knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hardware, control, and programming in a whole robotic system.
- gain experience in working with physical sensors, actuators and robot programming.
- first step towards creating useful robot systems for non-industrial applications
- can have a theoretical understanding and skills designing of mechatronics systems with electronics and software.
- can apply the theory and models learned in the course to real mechatronics systems.
- can gain experience in working with physical sensors, actuators and programming.
General competence
- can analyse relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems
- can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects
- can communicate extensive independent work and terminology in the field of Mechatronics and Robotics
- can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes applied to Mechatronics and Robotics

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, laboratory activities and project work

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory Assignments

Further on evaluation

Project report (100%)
A – F, where F is failed
Mandatory Assignments: All exercises have to be approved
Resit exam:Students are entitled to resit the project if they have legitimate reasons for absence, or have failed.
If students fail the assignment portfolio, they have to retake it during the next ordinary examination semester

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture (850MD)
Naval Architecture (850ME)
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

Course materials

Readings and Laboratory

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.8 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Technology
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



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